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Padres select LHP Robbie Erlin from Triple-A Tucson

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced that they have selected left-handed pitcher Robbie Erlin from Triple-A Tucson and have optioned right-handed pitcher Thad Weber to the same Tucson club. In addition, the club has transferred infielder Logan Forsythe from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement. 

Erlin, 22, has made three starts for Tucson so far this season, going 2-0 with a 4.73 ERA (7 ER/13.1 IP). The southpaw was acquired by the Padres from the Texas Rangers along with right-hander Joe Wieland in exchange for right-hander Mike Adams on July, 31 2011. Over parts of five minor league seasons in the Rangers (2009-11) and Padres (2011-13) organizations, he has gone 20-10 with a 2.73 ERA (103 ER/340.0 IP) and 378 strikeouts against just 57 walks in 74 games, 59 starts. His first appearance will be his Major League debut. 

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Weber, 28, made his second stint with the Padres after being recalled from Tucson on April 20. The right-hander appeared in two games, including working a career-high 4.1 scoreless innings last night, April 23, against the Milwaukee Brewers at Petco Park. In two starts for Triple-A Tucson, he has gone 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA (1 ER/11.0 IP) and 10 strikeouts against one walk. Over parts of two Major League seasons with the Detroit Tigers (2012) and Padres (2013), he has gone 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA (6 ER/13.0 IP) in five relief appearances. 

Forsythe, 26, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right plantar fasciitis to begin the season. Over parts of two Major League seasons (2011-12) with the Padres, he has hit .254 (118-for-465) with 22 doubles, four triples, six home runs, 38 RBI and 57 runs scored in 153 games played.  

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